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“You’ve got some balls, my friend” Pundit defends Mourinho for having the bottle to call out Klopp
By Bruce Grove -

Jose Mourinho was unhappy about Jurgen Klopp’s touchline antics when Tottenham was beaten 2-1 by Liverpool last night and the Special One made that known.

“By the way, if I behave on the touchline the same way on the touchline like he does, I have no chance to stay there. I am out one minute after,” he said as reported by the BBC.

He has been criticised for that with some people saying that he wasn’t showing good sportsmanship by making such a comment.

He has, however, been defended by TalkSPORT’s Simon Jordan who believes that the Portuguese manager is unfairly treated by the media while Jurgen Klopp gets away with so much more.

Jordan also defended Mourinho for saying his team were the better side on the night and said that the way the media twists Mourinho’s comments shows that there is clearly an agenda against the former Chelsea manager.

“I do think there’s an agenda,” he told talkSPORT host Jim White, who did not agree one bit.

“Why? Because Jose Mourinho had the audacity to say, ‘I’m the Special One’, and then prove it!

“When you’re watching some demented jack-in-the-box Klopp doing everything he can to influence the fourth officials, and you’re getting a bit irritated by it…

“If Mourinho was jumping up and down on the touchline doing the histrionics that Klopp was, the media would be going *BANG* look at Mourinho.

“But Klopp? Because he’s got a $64million smile and everyone likes him, he gets away with it.

“Mourinho’s character divides opinion. He is a unique product of a game that often lacks authenticity and lacks characters.

“At the end of the game when your emotions are most prevalent, he just turned around and made a comment towards Klopp.

“And he then had the courage of his convictions that, when asked, he had the honesty to say ‘this is what I said’.

“You’ve got to admire that. You’ve got to say, ‘whether you like it or don’t, whether you agree with it or not, ‘you’ve got some balls, my friend’.

“When someone asks a question, he gives them an answer – isn’t that what we want?”

Spurs loss to the Reds means that they have fallen three points behind last night’s opponents, but the season is just starting and there is a long way to go.

What they have to do now is pick themselves up and go for the win in their next league game against Leicester City at the weekend.

Tags Jose Mourinho Jurgen Klopp NewsNow Simon Jordan
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chrism090861
chrism090861
10 months ago

Alex Ferguson did it for years, berating the officials, going into their room at half time etc. Jose said that Klopps assistants were trying to get Gio sent off after he got booked, hence why he took him off.. I’ll keep my gob shut till the end of the season, but Jose has the bit between his teeth now…

England Mike
England Mike
10 months ago

Managers and staff have always behaved like this, but I have to agree with Jose, there appears to be a level of leniency towards Klopp who is without doubt influencing certain decisions .

Lee Lyus
Lee Lyus
10 months ago

I agree one hundred percent.Good for you.Honest journalism.What next?

Layth Jato
Layth Jato
10 months ago

So being real now is called ‘demented jack-in-the-box’? Yet when an idiotic comment, which has been the norm, comes out of Mourinho’s big mouth it is more of a courageous act that requires balls?
You are so far off that your hate is showing so clearly and in such a sad manor.

Harry Hotspur
10 months ago
Reply to  Layth Jato

Fascinating stuff.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
10 months ago

IMO having turned Liverpool FC into a successful well oiled machine a lot of unfair silly talk about zany JK whose intense passion on the touchline and special affinity to the fans is for all to see.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
10 months ago

Fck him. He aint got nothing on my manager. You wait till José has been at Tottenham for a few seasons, we gonna be formidable and a joy to watch. José/tottenham will have the last laugh. Trust me. Fck klopp fck pool their well oiled machine were lucky to beat us. When we’re “well oiled they’ll see

Lilsheddy08
Lilsheddy08
10 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Come back when u are well oiled…

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
10 months ago
Reply to  Lilsheddy08

I’m back. Well oiled

Paul
Paul
10 months ago

That is BS, decorum and respect for the game and offical said, you carry yourself in a dignified manner. Klopp rant has nothing to do with passion. Petulant is more like it.

Harry Hotspur
10 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Agreed, JK is a clown

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